Judge Robert Peeler told Cynthia Fugate, a common pleas court judge in southwest Ohio's Warren County, that he is among those judges who are trying to lessen the heroin problem by providing treatment across the nation.
Peeler was reviewing the record of a twice-arrested heroin user. After reviewing her record, he offered her a deal that could save her life. Peeler told her that he does not find her a criminal, but would say that she is an addict. He thinks something is driving her to use heroin.